ProSeal laryngeal mask airway for cardiac surgery after airway rescue

Van Zundert A.A.J. and Brimacombe J. (2008) ProSeal laryngeal mask airway for cardiac surgery after airway rescue. Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica, 59 1: 47-49.

Author Van Zundert A.A.J.
Brimacombe J.
Title ProSeal laryngeal mask airway for cardiac surgery after airway rescue
Journal name Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-5164
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 59
Issue 1
Start page 47
End page 49
Total pages 3
Subject 2703 Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Abstract We present the case of the successful use of a ProSeal™ laryngeal mask airway in a severe obese 41-year-old women with a difficult airway, scheduled to undergo cardiac surgery (off-pump coronary artery bypass). Two intubation attempts failed and face mask ventilation became impossible with rapidly falling peripheral oxygen saturation. A ProSeal™ laryngeal airway was railroaded over a tracheal tube guide, a gastric tube was inserted along the drain tube and the patient underwent positive pressure ventilation, resulting in normal gas exchange and an oropharyngeal leak pressure > 40 cm H 20. The decision was taken to proceed with the ProSeal™ as the airway during the surgical intervention. Surgery was uneventful and the ProSeal™ was removed on the ICU three hours later. This case reports illustrates the successful use of a guided insertion of the ProSeal™ laryngeal mask for airway rescue in cardiac surgery.
Keyword Anaesthesia
Cardiac surgery
Laryngeal mask
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Created: Thu, 21 May 2015, 07:37:35 EST by Andre Van Zundert